Animal Cruelty Work


2018

CHARLESTON, SC  POST & COURIER: 2018

Article documenting the work and qualifications of Valiant Animal Rescue founder Michelle Reid, the only animal forensics specialist in South Carolina. Reid consults with multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.  Read Article>>

SUMTER COUNTY ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE

Dog found dumped with severe wounds and covered in maggots. (Open Case)

HAMPTON COUNTY HORSE CASE 2018

Grizzard Case, 23 Horses removed, (Open Case)

HAMPTON COUNTY CRUELTY CASE 2018

100 deceased animals, animals removed, (Open Case) Read Article>>

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER, BEST OF: 2018

Winner of 'Best Sense of Justice Received News Story'   Read Article>>

DARLINGTON, SC CRUELTY CASE 2018

115 dogs removed from a large scale commercial breeder.  (OPEN CASE)

 

2017

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2017

Removal of more than 130 toy breed dogs — and Siamese cats — from a breeder in Florence County in late November/early December 2017.  Provided evidence documentation, animal rehabilitation, and forensic work. Also opened/managed a triage unit in a warehouse  before finding foster homes for the animals until the case is resolved and animals can be adopted. (Open Case)  Read Article>>

UNDISCLOSED COUNTY, SC CRUELTY CASE 2018

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2016

UNDISCLOSED DOG FIGHTING CASE

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UNDISCLOSED, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2016

Investigated, documented, coordinated and executed the removal of almost 100 live animals and deceased, rehabilitated, provided forensic work and evidence documentation.

COLLETON, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2016

Executed a large scale seize and removal of an undisclosed number of deceased animals, providing evidence documentation and ongoing forensic work. (Open Case)

WILLIAMSBURG, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2016

Pit bull named Brick had his ears cut off with household scissors.  Provided evidence documentation, animal rehabilitation and forensic work.  Owner charged with Felony Animal Cruelty, Jail time 366 days, 4 years probation, no animal order and 40 hrs community service.  Read Article>>

 

2015

MT. PLEASANT, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2015

Provided evidence documentation for cruelty hearing, got custody of dog involved, rehabilitated.  Owner charged, fined and no longer allowed to own animals.

UNDISCLOSED, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2015

Investigated, documented, coordinated and executed the removal of numerous small breed dogs.  Got custody and rehabilitated dogs.

UNDISCLOSED, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2015

Investigated and got custody of one paralyzed dog that had been exposed to Methamphetamine and struck across the back with a board.  Processed and documented evidence.  Still rehabilitating dog and locating offenders.

 

2014

HAMPTON, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2014

Investigated, got custody of animals, provided evidence documentation, testified.  Owner charged and fined.

DANIEL ISLAND, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2014

Investigated, documented and rehabilitated a dog with a severe lacerations.

ISLE OF PALMS, SC: 2014

Provided evidence documentation for cruelty hearing, got custody of dog involved, rehabilitated.

 

2013

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC CRUELTY CASE: 2013

Investigated, coordinated and executed a large scale seize and removal of 45 Hound dogs and the remains of hundreds of deceased animals, provided evidence documentation. Pending: 45 Felony counts of Animal Cruelty.
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HAMPTON, SC CRUELTY CASE #1: 2013

Investigated, coordinated, executed the removal of multiple live animals (dogs, horse, snake) and one deceased. Provided evidence documentation, testified. Owner charged, fined and not allowed to have animals for 6 months.

 

2012

WILLIAMSBURG, SC COUNTY SHELTER CASE: 2012

Investigated, coordinated and executed seize of 76 animals, provided evidence documentation, testified.
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COLLETON COUNTY, SC CASE: 2012

Investigated, coordinated and executed the removal and relocation of 1 adult Black Bear.

 

2011

MT. PLEASANT, SC DOG DRAGGING CASE: 2011

1 Dog, Investigated, provided evidence documentation, testified. Owner charged, jailed and fined.

EDISTO, SC ABANDONMENT CASE: 2011

3 Dogs, Provided evidence documentation, located owner, testified. Owner charged, jailed and fined.

LINCOLNTON COUNTY, NC PUPPY MILL CASE: 2011

Assisted with County Case, processed 114 seized dogs and provided evidence documentation.
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GASTON COUNTY, NC PUPPY MILL CASE: 2011

14 Dogs, provided evidence documentation. Owners charged and fined.

 

2009

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC CLEMENTS FERRY CASE: 2009

14 Dogs, Investigated, seized, provided evidence documentation, testified. Owners charged and fined.
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COTTAGEVILLE, SC HORSE NEGLECT CASE: 2009

3 Horses, Investigated, provided evidence documentation, testified. Owner charged and fined.

 

2008

CHARLESTON, SC CASE: 2008

Hoarding Case involving 25 dogs and 1 cat. Removed animals and documented evidence. Provided crime scene photos and documentation in order to aid police with a connected case.